Wonderful ca 1900 White Star Line Steamship R.M.S. Oceanic Souvenir Lapel Pin
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Wonderful ca 1900 White Star Line Steamship R.M.S. Oceanic Souvenir Lapel Pin

Code: ol00023oce

$495.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is wonderful ca 1900 White Star Line Steamship R.M.S. Oceanic Souvenir Lapel Pin. 


RMS Oceanic was a transatlantic ocean liner built for the White Star Line. She sailed on her maiden voyage on 6 September 1899 and was the largest ship in the world until 1901. 

At the outbreak of World War I she was converted to an armed merchant cruiser. On 8 August 1914 she was commissioned into Royal Navy service.

On 25 August 1914, the newly designated HMS Oceanic departed Southampton to patrol the waters from the North Scottish mainland to Faroe. 

On 8 September she ran aground and was wrecked off the island of Foula, in the Shetland Islands.

VINTAGE: Circa 1900.

SIZE: About 15/16" in diameter.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gilt brass with red, white and blue enamel.

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal pin with a tongue-style "C" catch.

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a large collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VACX99 LJJJX05/10 SLDIEX05/20/19

CONDITION: 6 (Fine+): Minor wear and tarnishing; some tiny bits of red enamel is missing, at flag tips. Does not detract. 

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.